09.06.05

9.6.2005: Meldung: Spire Corp.: contract to provide EMMVEE Solar Systems with a PV Module Line

Spire Solar to Provide EMMVEE Solar Systems with a PV Module Line
Tuesday June 7, 11:33 am ET

BEDFORD, Mass.-- June 7, 2005--Spire Corporation (Nasdaq: SPIR - News) today announced that it has executed a contract to provide EMMVEE Solar Systems Private Limited, Bangalore, India, with a SPI-LINE(TM) 5000M. Spire"s advanced photovoltaic (PV) module manufacturing production line includes automated equipment for solar cell stringing and lay-up, lamination, module testing, and related training. EMMVEE Solar Systems selected Spire Corporation as their production line supplier based on Spire"s proven experience, the quality of its equipment, and its training program. Shipment of the production line is expected to begin in the fourth quarter of 2005.

EMMVEE Solar Systems Private Limited was founded in 1992 with a determination to make solar power available to households at a low cost, contributing to a cleaner, greener and safer environment for generations to come. The company manufactures and markets solar thermal and solar photovoltaic products. EMMVEE Solar Systems has already installed over 40,000 solar water heaters under the brand name "Solarizer" in homes and institutions across India.

Roger Little, CEO and Chairman of Spire Corporation, said, "Spire is pleased to be awarded this contract by EMMVEE Solar Systems. Once again the quality and competitiveness of our equipment, combined with the proven success of our technology training, makes Spire Solar the preferred contractor for new ventures entering into the PV industry."

Mr. D.V. Manjunatha, EMMVEE"s Managing Director, stated, "We are pleased to be associated with Spire Corporation for the manufacture of high quality solar photovoltaic modules in India. We have selected Spire for the supply of module manufacturing equipment because of their expertise and professional approach in manufacturing top quality PV module manufacturing machineries. We are very confident for a long-term relationship with Spire."

Spire Solar offers proven SPI-LINE turnkey production lines for module, cell, and wafer manufacturing at production capacities ranging from a few hundred kilowatts up to 25 megawatts per year. Spire Solar also offers a series of specialty SPI-LINE production lines for manufacturers having requirements with specific technology or production, including mono-crystalline, poly-crystalline, and ribbon crystalline solar cells. Every SPI-LINE production line includes the equipment and training necessary to establish a successful module manufacturing operation. As a provider of solar electric systems and modules for distributed power generation, Spire Solar offers the unique capability of equipment supplier combined with proven manufacturing process experience.

Spire Corporation is a diversified technology company serving the solar energy, biomedical, telecommunications and defense industries worldwide with innovative products and services based upon a common technology platform.

Contact:

Spire Corporation
Stephen J. Hogan, Executive VP & GM, Spire Solar
781-275-6000


Source: Spire Corporation
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